In Calhoun County, you don’t need special equipment to see billions of stars—just gaze up at the night sky. The West Virginia county is closer to maximizing a vital asset – darkness – through a partnership between Fairmont State University and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with support from the Appalachian Regional Commission.
Through a partnership with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Architecture students at Fairmont State University have the opportunity to help Calhoun County maximize a vital asset – darkness.
As part of an economic development research project for the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, (UT) conducted a case study of 10 counties in the Eastern United States. Among those was Calhoun County, W.Va. For the past two years, a team from UT has been meeting with stakeholders including the Calhoun County Commission and Town of Grantsville.
The Community Design Assistance Center (CDAC) at Fairmont State University recently presented the City of Philippi with a design concept for a “Gateway to the Historic City.” The Architecture student presentation was the culmination of work from the spring 2013 semester.
A senior Fairmont State University Architecture student from South Korea won first place in the design competition to redevelop an historic downtown Fairmont building.
The City of Fairmont, the Urban Renewal Authority, Marion County and Fairmont State collaborated on the student competition to yield design ideas for the redevelopment of the block surrounding the Masonic Temple building in historic downtown Fairmont. The contest was funded by a FOCUS West Virginia Brownfields grant through the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center.
The City of Fairmont, the Urban Renewal Authority, Marion County and Fairmont State University are collaborating on student competition that will yield design ideas for the redevelopment of the block around the Masonic Temple building in historic downtown Fairmont.